11/10/08: Evenings with Authors (Ohio)

Mon., Nov. 10; Columbus School for Girls, 56 S. Columbia Ave.

“Anyone who thinks American fiction is dead hasn’t read the work of Stewart O’Nan.”
—San Francisco Chronicle

Stewart O’Nan will read from two novels: his 2007 New York Times “Editor’s Pick”, Last Night at the Lobster, and his brand new work Songs of the Missing, an enthralling account of a family in the aftermath of their daughter’s disappearance. O’Nan’s acclaimed talent for depicting his ordinary heroes with empathy and grace is evident on every page of these two books. O’Nan is the author of several works, one of which, Snow Angel, was made into a film. He has won several literary awards, including The Washington Post’s “Book of the Year” for Last Night at the Lobster. He lives in Connecticut.


7/31/08: Maxwell Celebration (New York City)


The National Book Awards presents a tribute to the late New Yorker fiction editor William Maxwell, with Benjamin Cheever, Edward Hirsch, Daniel Menaker, Stewart O’Nan, and Christopher Carduff. (Madison Square Park, Fifth Ave. at 24th St. For more information, call 212-538-6667. July 31 at 6:30.)